26 Feb 2021

Underwater archaeologists to explore HMS Buffalo shipwreck

From Morning Report, 8:49 am on 26 February 2021

After more than 180 years resting in the shallows of Whitianga harbour, The HMS Buffalo shipwreck is about to brought to life again.

This weekend a team of divers and archeologists will descend on the remains of the ship, which sank in 1840.

Using photographs, a 3D picture will be created to understand how the historic ship was constructed.

Kurt Bennett is the Maritime Archaeologist leading the project.

He spoke to Susie Ferguson.